A Beautiful Ekphrastic Poem by Margaret Kiernan
The Five Bar Iron Gate-
A Raven crow sits uncaring, alone on a stony plinth
in dappled light
beneath the sparse leaves
A sombre stile of mottled stone
leads to the field as
pitted green bars meld time
shaped to last.
Spooned out thumb shape
to draw the bolt
pitted Verdigris drapes one bar
that iron patinaed softened time.
that anvil’s magic energy
into stories where beauty dwells.
Juxtaposed dark against light.
Bio : Margaret Kiernan is a 2021 Best of The Net Nominee for Creative Non-FictionAward. She writes fiction, non-fiction essay, memoir, and poetry. She has had poetry and prose published in hard back, in e-book, on-line. Also, in Literary Journals and magazines. She has multiple stories and poems in anthology collections and cultural publications. She was awarded a Professional Development Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland and, The Westmeath Arts Office, Westmeath County Council, 2021.
Margaret writes with Over the Edge on Thursdays advanced poetry workshop/reading group at Galway Arts Centre.
She is a member of Ox Mountain Poets, Sligo.
Listed in the Index of Contemporary Women Poets in Ireland, 202
Margaret has four grown-up children. She lives in Westmeath with her dog Molly.
She paints in Watercolours and acrylics and, is interested in Nature, philosophy, astrology, gardening, music, spirituality, archaeology, and historical heritage.